Stress has been known to adversely affect the health of the body. Taking care of yourself involves managing your daily levels of stress. Stress reduction can improve your mood, boost immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive. Stress can produce a range of illnesses – from the common cold to severe heart disease. Here are a few ways to manage the stress from work, family, and every-day problem:
- Control Stress by making sure you get the proper amount of sleep.
- Control Stress by Lightening your daily load. Ask for help from family members or friends or even just reducing your “must-do” list.
- Control Stress by exercising. You will increase your oxygen intake, sleep more soundly and focus on something other than your stresses.
- Control Stress by eating balanced meals or eat smaller meals or snacks every few hours. Your brain needs a steady supply of nutrients.
There are many ways to control stress. Work at easing stress with positive thinking, along with healthy lifestyle and diet changes.